Macbook air for gaming?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by vjicecool, Jul 1, 2012.

  1. vjicecool macrumors 6502

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    Any thoughts guys
    the new 13 inch 2012 macbook air
     
  2. tdhurst macrumors 68040

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  3. vjicecool thread starter macrumors 6502

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    like x-plane 10


    or any game from Mac app store.
     
  4. maxwelltech macrumors 6502

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    The MacBook Air fulfills most of the minimum requirements, but for the best experience, you need a 1GB dedicated graphics card, and a 3Ghz multi-core processor, which are both not present on the MacBook Air. As for Mac App Store games, it can certainly handle games like Angry Birds and Rail Maze, but for games like Call of Duty 4, you could play it in low settings, but don't expect it to play silky-smooth when turned up to high.
    MacBook Air is not a good choice for gaming, it is more like a laptop for people who just do web browsing and email. If you really want to game, get the 15 MacBook Pro or iMac, or even better, a gaming PC.
     
  5. Cboss macrumors 6502

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    I know that the 2011 11" Air will play World of Warcraft on default "Good" settings with 30 fps.

    So, the new Macbook Air should handle almost all games, although the settings may need to be turned down a few notches.
     
  6. kettlecorn macrumors 6502

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    App store games probably okay. Real games like BF3 probably not.
     

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